B-Dayz: George Pullman of Pullman Railroad cars, General Matthew Ridgeway, Jean Harlow, Diana Barrymore, Akira Ifukube the composer of the music scores to movies like Godzilla, Tone Loc, Jacky Joyner-Kersee, James Doohan, Ronald Searle, Bruno Bozzetto, Will Eisner, Bobby Driscoll, Herschel Walker, George Miller, Miranda Richardson
1783- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart first performed his Symphony #35 the Hafner in Vienna with the Austrian Emperor Joseph II in attendance.
1925- The Warner Bros started up LA’s first radio station, KFWB. Their father Ben had coined the letters to mean Keep Fighting Warner Bros, because of their constant bickering. It went through several hands and was sold to a Bollywood music company and changed its letters March 1, 2016.
1950-Paramount's "Quack-a-Doodle-Doo" The first Baby Huey cartoon.
1950- Don Herbert teaches millions of kids about science as televisions Mr. Wizard.
1966- William Frawley, the bald, gravel-voiced neighbor Fred Murtz on I Love Lucy, had just seen the movie Inside Daisy Clover on Hollywood Blvd. He was outside the Knickerbocker Hotel when he lit a cigar, then dropped dead of a heart attack. He was 79. When his TV partner Vivian Vance heard the news, she said “ Champagne for Everyone!” They never liked each other much. She died in 1979.
1975- First meeting of the Homebrew Computer Club in a garage in Menlo Park Ca.
1991- L.A.P.D officers beat up drunk and disorderly driver Rodney King. King had previous convictions and was tazed several times with a an electric shock but still fought back at police, who seemed to go berserk on him with their clubs just as a witness caught the incident on videotape. The incident and trials caused a scandal in Los Angeles and later the largest civilian riots in U.S. history.